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El Bruno's

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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Hwy 550, Cuba, NM 87013
+1 575-289-9429
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Payson, Arizona
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202 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped through Cuba, NM for the first time on our way to Los Alamos and wasn't sure what to eat for lunch. I found El Bruno's on TA and it was listed on the New Mexico green chile cheeseburger trail too. My plan was to get a green chile cheeseburger but once I saw the menu I had to try... More 

Thank Southwest_Gaucho
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drive through Cuba often, going from Durango to Santa Fe. We literally time our trip so that we can have lunch at El Bruno's. We love the food, the environment , and the wonderful wait staff. We've become regulars!

Thank Michelle O
New Hampshire
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visting Chaco Canyon and staying in the countryside near Cuba, NM, we needed to find a place at which to "nosh" for dinner. Did some reviewing online - and El Bruno's popped up as #! - didn't expect much in "out-of-the-way" Cuba...but, went there anyway. What a neat surprise - the place is HUGE...clean, welcoming, great food (and lots of... More 

Thank bucknikkid
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic atmosphere and Mexican cuisine. We had the chile stew and fajita tacos. I enjoyed the chile but was too hot for my wife. Pleasant experience and good service st a reasonable price.

Thank Budoldroyd
Durango, Colorado
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I always hit this spot on the way to or from Albuquerque. Came here tonight with family and friends. Always get the guac. Hand crafted next to your table with the fresh, clean fixins you choose. Everything is made in house. Traditional New Mexican cuisine. Must bueno!

Thank mtnseastar
Linville, North Carolina
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is off the beaten path(sort of). On a busy road,but not near anywhere. Don't let that stop you from stopping-It will be well worth it. The building is lovely spanish style. The inside is wonderfully decorated. It feels very warm and inviting. But the star of the show is the food. Fresh ingredients,combined just right. The wait staff... More 

Thank seeker87
Bernalillo, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I had a nice Mexican lunch one Saturday on the way to do wine tasting at the Ponderosa Winery.The food was average and the service was fine.Wish the food had been a little better.Would like to have been able to sit outside.

Thank JeannineLois1987
Concord, New Hampshire
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We had planned to spend the night in Cuba but decided to drive on ... We stopped for dinner at El Brunos and were delighted! The margueritas were great and generous (we were not the driver) LOL! The fajita salad had top of the line meat, the trout was great and everyone was thrilled. The courtyard is lovely, the wait... More 

Thank Newfoundmm
Portland, Oregon
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Lovely little restaurant in the remote little town of Cuba. Had dinner here the night before a trip into Chaco Canyon. The menu is extensive... I had a burrito because I wasn't real hungry, but the entrees and plate dinners looked great. If the weather is nice be sure to sit out back on their patio under the trees. Really... More 

Thank Cathy I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I had dinner at El Bruno's on the recommendation of the desk clerk at the Frontier Motel where I was staying. The service was great and the food was the real deal served in a wonderful atmosphere. I had the blue corn enchiladas which were great, wash that down with a couple of Santa Fe Nut Brown Ales and all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy 550, Cuba, NM 87013
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Cuba
  • Phone Number: +1 575-289-9429

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?